Academics

Dr. Andrew A. Mundt (2005)
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Education

  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, 1990
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry / Biophysics, Washington State University, 1997

Biography

I joined the WLC faculty in 2005 after spending four years working in France in the area of scientific instrumentation and four years in Houston running operations for a mortgage services company. I strongly incorporate my varied experiences into my teaching in order to prepare my students for the workforce and the global job market. When I am not teaching, I enjoy quiet time with my wife, Anne, as well as my three daughters, singing, and playing role-playing games with friends. I also find time to fish and "hunt" musky on the Chippewa Flowage each fall.

Courses Taught

CHE101 (Fundamentals of Chemistry)
CHE 161 (General Chemistry I)
CHE 162 (General Chemistry II)
CHE 310 (Instrumental Analysis)
CHE 341 (Physical Chemistry I - Thermodynamics)
CHE 342 (Physical Chemistry II – Quantum Mechanics)
CHE 348 (Physical Chemistry I Lab – Thermodynamics)
CHE 349 (Physical Chemistry II Lab – Quantum Mechanics)
CHE 350 (Biochemistry)
CHE 371 (Special Topics – Biophysical Chemistry)
CHE 430 (Inorganic Chemistry)

Research Interests

My doctoral dissertation research focused on various aspects of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA). Since then, I have also written and published in the areas of protein structure and kinetic techniques. At WLC I have had students work with me building a low-cost stopped-flow instrument for kinetic studies, creating Standard Operating Procedures for a DNA Sequencer, and all my students take part in my studies in Chemical Education as I seek to improve my teaching and student learning.

Memberships

  • American Chemistry Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Presentations and Posters

(WLC student researchers are in bold type)

"Standard Operating Procedures for the ABI Prism 377 DNA Sequencer," Finnane, Caitlin and Mundt, Andrew A., Presentation, The Thirteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at Wisconsin Lutheran College (April 27, 2013)

"Who am I helping? Who am I hurting? A comprehensive analysis of student performance over four years of POGIL-based General Chemistry," Andrew A. Mundt, Session S26a, The 2012 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Penn State University (July 30, 2012).

"Creating Rubrics: Enhancing, Not Constraining Your Courses," Andrew A. Mundt, Academic Success Center Heritage Discussions (September 13, 2011).

"Creating Rubrics: Enhancing, Not Constraining Your Courses," Andrew A. Mundt, WLC Dean’s Day (May 17, 2011).

"The Testing of High-Viscosity Mixing in an Inexpensive Stopped-Flow Apparatus," Harris, Heidi and Mundt, Andrew A., Presentation, The Tenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at Wisconsin Lutheran College (May 1, 2010)

"Sulfonamides: A very Interdisciplinary Class of Molecules!" Haley, Kimberly A.; Glaeske, Kevin W.; Erbe, Jarrod L.; Liesener, Jordan E.; and Mundt, Andrew A.; Poster, The 238th American Chemical Society national meeting (August 16, 2009)

Publications

Mundt, A.A.; Cuilliel, M.; Forest, E. and Dupont, Y. (2001) Peptide Mapping and Disulfide Bond Analysis of the Cyoplasmic Region of an Intrinsic Membrane Protein by Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Biochemistry 299: 147-157.

Buet, P.; Lewitzki, E.; Grell, E.; Albrecht-Gary, A.-M.; Wannowius, K.J.; Mass, F.; Elias, H.; Mundt, A.A. and Dupont, Y. (2001) Concentration Jump Experiments for the Precise Determination of Rate Constants of Reverse Reactions in the Millisecond Time Range. Analytical Chemistry 73: 857-863.

Mundt, A.A.; Crouch, G.J. and Eaton, B.E. (1997) Bimolecular DNA triplexes: duplex extensions show implications for H-form DNA stability. Biochemistry 36: 13004-13009.

Dewey, T.M.; Mundt, A.A.; Crouch, G.J.; Zyzniewksi, M.C. and Eaton, B.E.  (1995), New Uridine Derivatives for Systematic Evolution of RNA Ligands by Exponential Enrichment. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 117: 8474-8475.